NBA Lineups, Matchups and Injury News 4/10/19

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Injury News

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Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo (rest), Brook Lopez (rest), Tony Snell (ankle), and Nikola Mirotic (thumb) are out.

Bulls: None

Cavaliers: Tristan Thompson (rest), Kevin Love (rest), and Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) are out. Nik Stauskas (back) is questionable.

Celtics: Al Horford (knee), Gordon Hayward (ankle), Kyrie Irving (knee), Marcus Morris (ankle), Aron Baynes (ankle), Jayson Tatum (leg), and Marcus Smart are out. Guerschon Yabusele (foot) and Jaylen Brown (back) are probable.

Clippers: Danilo Gallinari (ankle) is day-to-day. Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) is out.

Grizzlies: Mike Conley (ankle) and Avery Bradley (lower leg) are out. Chandler Parsons (illness) is questionable.

Hawks: Alex Poythress (ankle) and Omari Spellman (ankle) are out. Deyonta Davis (knee) is a game-time call.

Heat: None

Hornets: Cody Zeller (knee), Shelvin Mack (personal), Michael Kidd Gilchrist (personal) and Marvin Williams (foot) are out.

Jazz: Kyle Korver (knee), Ricky Rubio (quad) and Raul Neto (ankle) are out. Derrick Favors (back) is probable.

Kings: None

Knicks: Mario Hezonja (knee) and Emmanuel Mudiay (shoulder) are out.

Lakers: Kyle Kuzma (foot) is out. Reggie Bullock (neck) is questionable.

Magic: None

Mavericks: None

Nets: DeMarre Carroll (wrist) is out. Joe Harris (foot) is questionable.

Nuggets: Malik Beasley (personal) is day-to-day.

Pacers: Darren Collison (groin) and Wesley Matthews (hamstring) are out.

Pelicans: Anthony Davis (back) is probable. Stanley Johnson (ankle), Darius Miller (hip) and Frank Jackson (concussion) are out. Julius Randle is day-to-day.

Pistons: Blake Griffin (knee) is questionable.

Raptors: None

Rockets: Eric Gordon (ankle) is probable. Kenneth Faried (knee) and Gerald Green (shoulder) are out.

76ers: Tobias Harris is day to day.

Spurs: Jakob Poeltl (hamstring) is questionable.

Suns: TJ Warren (ankle) and Deandre Ayton (ankle) are out. Josh Jackson (ankle) is questionable.

Thunder: Paul George (shoulder) is questionable.

Timberwolves: Luol Deng (achilles), Taj Gibson (calf) and Jerryd Bayless (ankle) are out.

Trail Blazers: None.

Warriors: Steph Curry (foot) and Draymond Green (knee) are out.

Wizards: Jordan McRae (achilles) and Jabari Parker (knee) are questionable.

Today’s NBA Matchups

Chicago Bulls (22-59) at Philadelphia 76ers (50-31)

Line: Sixers -6.5, O/U: 220

76ers: 116 ppg, above average defense, faster than average pace

Bulls: 104 ppg, bottom ten defense, slower than average pace

Notes:

Dallas Mavericks (33-48) at San Antonio Spurs (47-34)

Line: Spurs -14.5, O/U: 220

Spurs: 112 ppg, below average defense, very slow pace

Mavericks: 109 ppg, average defense, average pace

Notes:

  • After a tumultuous offseason, San Antonio has matched their win total from last year. They can guarantee that they won’t play the Warriors in the first round if they win tonight.
  • DeMar DeRozan will finish the season averaging 21 points and 6 assists on 48% shooting. It’s his most accurate season since his rookie year, and his most assists ever.
  • LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 21 points and 9 rebounds. He’ll finish the year with a career-best shooting percentage of 51.5%.
  • Dirk dropped 30 points in his final home game last night, and in a postgame ceremony announced that he’s retiring. He’ll probably be pretty sore tonight, but he’ll probably add a bit to his 31,540 total points in one last showdown with Pop.
  • Luka Doncic had missed four of the last five, but played last night and had 21 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists in the 120-109 win over Phoenix.

Detroit Pistons (40-41) at New York Knicks (17-64)

Line: Pistons -10, O/U: 208

Knicks: 106 ppg, second-worst defense in the NBA, average pace

Pistons: 107 ppg, above average defense, average pace

Notes:

  • The Knicks have won two games in a row now that they have the worst record in the league locked up.
  • Dennis Smith Jr. put up 25 in a 96-86 win over Chicago.
  • The Pistons can clinch a playoff berth as long as they beat the Knicks. They were down by 22 against the Grizzlies last night, but clawed back in the fourth quarter and won.
  • Blake Griffin had just 5 points in 18 minutes, limited by a knee issue. He is going to try to play tonight.
  • Andre Drummond put up 20 and 17, and Ish Smith added a season-high 22 points off the bench in the comeback.

Golden State Warriors (57-24) at Memphis Grizzlies (32-49)

Line: Warriors -4.5, O/U: 215

Grizzlies: 101 ppg, top ten defense, bottom five pace

Warriors: 119 ppg, average defense, faster than average pace

Notes:

  • The Grizzlies built a 22-point lead on Detroit but wound up losing 100-93.
  • Jonas Valanciunas and Mike Conley are both done for the year in a season derailed by injuries.
  • The Warriors didn’t dominate this season as hard as they probably could have, but they’ll still finish with the best record out West.
  • Steph Curry averaged a team-high 27 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds in 69 games this season. He suffered a mild foot sprain in a 112-103 win over New Orleans and won’t play tonight, but should be good to start the playoffs.
  • Kevin Durant will finish the year averaging 26 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 6 assists. That’s a career high in assists.
  • Klay Thompson put up 22 per game this year on 40% shooting from three.

Indiana Pacers (47-34) at Atlanta Hawks (29-52)

Line: Hawks -3.5, O/U: 223

Hawks: 112 ppg, bottom ten defense, fastest pace in the NBA

Pacers: 108 ppg, top five defense, slower than average pace

Notes:

  • The Hawks never stopped competing this year, so you know they want to end on a high note.
  • Trae Young will finish his rookie year with an average of 19 points and 8 assists per game. He really turned it on after the All-Star break, and he’ll be a solid player in this league.
  • John Collins averaged just under 20 points and 10 rebounds in his second season.
  • The Pacers are locked into the fifth seed and an interesting matchup with Boston.
  • Wesley Matthews is out tonight with a sore toe.
  • Darren Collison and Bojan Bogdanovic are the primary playmakers for this team, and Myles Turner, Thad Young, and Domantas Sabonis are an underrated group of big men.

Miami Heat (39-42) at Brooklyn Nets (41-40)

Line: Nets -5.5, O/U: 219

Nets: 112 ppg, below average defense, below average pace

Heat: 105 ppg, top ten defense, slower than average pace

Notes:

  • The Nets can clinch the sixth seed with a win or a Magic loss.
  • D’Angelo Russell averaged 21 points, 7 assists, and 4 rebounds this year to lead Brooklyn back to the playoffs. He’s right up there for most improved player.
  • The Heat will miss the playoffs, so this is Dwyane Wade‘s final game. Last night in his final game in Wade County, he put up 30 points in a 122-90 win over Philadelphia.

Minnesota Timberwolves (36-45) at Denver Nuggets (53-28)

Line: Nuggets -12, O/U: 218

Nuggets: 112 ppg, above average defense, bottom five pace.

Timberwolves: 112 ppg, below average defense, faster than average pace

Notes:

  • If the Nuggets lose, they will fall to the three seed.
  • Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap combined for just 7 points in a 108-118 loss to Utah last night.
  • Jamal Murray had 22 in that one, averaging 18 per game on the season.
  • Minnesota’s season is mercifully over.
  • Karl-Anthony Towns didn’t play in a 120-100 loss to Toronto, and it’s unclear if he’ll suit up tonight.
  • Andrew Wiggins had 16 in the loss, averaging 21 a game in his last ten.

Orlando Magic (41-40) at Charlotte Hornets (39-42)

Line: Hornets -4, O/U: 219

Hornets: 111 ppg, below average defense, average pace.

Magic: 106 ppg, average defense, slow pace

Notes:

  • The Hornets can still make the playoffs if they win, but they would need the Pistons to lose to the Knicks.
  • Kemba Walker put up 23 in just 27 minutes in a 124-97 win over Cleveland last night.
  • If the Magic win, they will avoid the Bucks in the first round.
  • Nikola Vucevic is listed as questionable with a stomach virus. He averaged 21 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists this year.
  • Evan Fournier put up 24 points in a 116-108 win over the Celtics.
  • Aaron Gordon and DJ Augustin are both solid role players and this team is super hot right now, so we’ll see how it works in the playoffs.

Sacramento Kings (39-42) at Portland Trail Blazers (52-29)

Line: Blazers -8, O/U: 229

Trail Blazers: 114 ppg, average defense, below average pace

Kings: 113 ppg, bottom-third defense, second-fastest pace

Notes:

  • If the Blazers win and Denver does too, Portland will leapfrog Houston and be the 3 seed.
  • Damian Lillard had 20 points and 8 assists in a 104-101 win over the Lakers last night. Mo Harkless scored a season-high 26 and hit a corner 3 at the buzzer for the win.
  • CJ McCollum hasn’t shot well in his first two games back since returning from injury.
  • Enes Kanter put up 22 and 16 in that game. He was acquired in the buyout market, and he has made himself very valuable filling in for Jusuf Nurkic.
  • The Kings have lost three of their last four meaningless games, including a few days ago to the Pelicans.

Utah Jazz (50-31) at Los Angeles Clippers (47-34)

Line: Clippers -6.5, O/U: 225

Clippers: 114 ppg, below average defense, fast pace

Jazz: 109 ppg, top five defense, average pace

Notes:

  • A Spurs loss and Clippers win would give LA the seventh seed, and so would a Thunder loss with Spurs and Clippers wins. Any other scenario, and it’s a date with Golden State.
  • Danilo Gallinari and Lou Williams are both listed as probable tonight.
  • The Jazz are locked into the fifth seed after beating Denver 118-108 behind a career-high 46 points from Donovan Mitchell.
  • Ricky Rubio, Raul Neto, and Kyle Korver all missed that game, but they’re not on the injury report today.
  • Rudy Gobert is averaging 19 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3 blocks in his last ten.

Marquee Matchup

Oklahoma City Thunder (48-33) at Milwaukee Bucks (60-21)

Line: Thunder -4.5, O/U: 228

Bucks: 117 ppg, best defense in the NBA, very fast pace

Thunder: 116 ppg, second-best defense in the NBA, top five pace

Notes:

  • Milwaukee clinched the best record in the league a while ago, so Giannis Antetokounmpo is headlining a group of Bucks resting tonight.
  • Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe are the best players not listed on the injury report.
  • The Thunder have won four straight, and if they win tonight they will be the sixth seed. If they lose, they could play Golden State in the first round.
  • Paul George hit a corner three for the win off of a Russell Westbrook assist in the final seconds of last night’s 112-111 comeback win over the Rockets.

  
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